ExxonMobil’s Gary Dudley

Gary Dudley

Grease Technology Manager, Retired

Gary Dudley has 23 years of experience with ExxonMobil, all of it within the area of lubricants technology. He has held technical leadership roles in synthetic base stocks, aviation turbine oils, industrial lubricants and greases. Since 2014, he has served as the Global Grease Technology Manager, providing technical support to ExxonMobil’s customers and strategic guidance to our internal technical grease programs and grease product offerings.

Dudley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster. He then received his Ph.D. in chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He was a recipient of the 2016 Thomas A. Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey for his work on synthetic base stocks and has been in interested in chemistry since his early childhood.

Gary Dudley articles and interviews

  • underneath of an airplane

    Aviation Pros grease series, part 1: Understanding grease shelf life and storage best practices

    Aviation Pros, Sept. 20, 2018
    In part one of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on grease shelf life and storage best practices.

  • grease rings hanging

    Aviation Pros grease series, part 2: The relationship between compatibility and conversion effectiveness

    Aviation Pros, Oct. 15, 2018
    In part two of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on how technicians can identify compatible greases and shares insights for conducting grease conversions.

  • grease blops

    Aviation Pros grease series, part 3: How to assess grease color and odor

    Aviation Pros, Dec. 4, 2018
    In the third and final part of Aviation Pros’ grease series, Dudley answers questions on evaluating grease color and odor and how this may or may not indicate the status of grease condition.

  • jars with grease

    The impact of hydrolysis on grease performance

    Aviation Maintenance Magazine, July 8, 2018
    Dudley shares grease hydrolysis warning signs and prevention tips.

  • Aviation grease on gears

    How to maximize maintenance efficiency through proper grease selection

    Aviation Pros, May 18, 2017
    Dudley explains how a multipurpose grease can deliver outstanding protection against wear and rust and extend the life of bearings and components.

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